早稲田大学 文化構想学部 JCulP AO入試 英文志望理由書 提出例(ホサイン タニア 教授参考)
Learning a language is a very complex phenomenon, one has to move from grammar to logic and to the philosophy of language to overcome the complexities. Nowadays, English is not viewed just as a tool imposed from the outside, but also part of pop culture and advanced modern lifestyle.
Firstly, I would like to use a moment to thank you for your time and the opportunity given, and in this short letter I will do my best to explain my motivation in applying for JCulP at Waseda University. I understand this is an extremely unique program offered by a prestigious school targeting students who wish to receive education in English and learn about Japanese cultures in comparison to other cultures. In fact, I am hoping to focus on acquiring beyond-academic English skills and pursue courses in International Culture, Japanese History and Economic studies throughout my academic years. I would be more than grateful if you could kindly give it a read and allow me to proceed. During the in-person interview, I would be delighted to expand more on my area of studies, previously participated activities, personal background and what I wish to achieve with the curriculum including study abroad program.
I took part in a study abroad program this past summer, there my biggest findings were 1) Education programs and mandatory curriculum are very unique to each country and some countries only study very brief history about Japan 2) Whether it’s something we read on the internet, the news or textbook, a lot of the content has been translated and original interpretation may differ, due to above reasons, being able to understand in English without bias and taking control of what I study would have huge impact on my academic intelligence. In addition, as a responsible citizen to represent this country in the future, I wish to study about my own heritage so that I can possibly teach someone who doesn’t know much about Japan. The best way to learn what the future has in store for us is to look to the past. I strongly believe that discussion and presentation based classes promote active thinking and would really help with building academic skills, even real life skills. Therefore, I am only considering JCulP or attending a school overseas as my potential academic paths.
I feel encouraged to learn about English language history, pop culture, its adoption around the world and what it means to be bilingual. In Japan, we focus too much on the test scores and English proficiency but there is no use of that without understanding the cultural background and social usage. Studying one thing may not promise a bright future, however, there are unlimited opportunities for our generation and in order for me to attain high-level education and equip myself with what is needed to capture opportunities in the age of globalization, it is extremely important for me to study various international studies among like-minded students at Waseda where intensive studies is offered. Thank you very much for taking the time to read and I am already excited to join such a great school next year.